Currently there are 22 questions tagged with and as I have stumbled upon some (71 questions tagged) tagged questions I started to wonder if we want to address the reclassification of Sansevieria into Dracaena.

Starting from this answer, Create new tag for genus or for species or both?. It would be a feasible option to rename to .

As the fact of reclassification is not that widely known I suppose, I would not simply merge into . On the other hand Snake plants naming is still valid and widely known.


I did not know the biologists had been at work and the article you referred to was published in 2014. There are a number of common references to the renaming so I guess it's not unknown.

I think your proposal has merit as long as we add information in the dracaena tag that this now includes Sanseveria.

Of note: the same web page indicates that "Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum, formerly Philodendron bipinnatifidum".

  • Dracaena tag has been updated, can an admin rename a tag just like that or the questions has to be retagged? – Bence Kaulics Jan 13 at 14:16
  • Interesting point; also, Sanseveria/"Sanseveria" is clearly well known & well understood, and continues in use. Thank you – M H Jan 16 at 11:55
  • @MH I agree but I think "snake plants" are just as well known and used while still a correct naming unlike "Sanseveria". – Bence Kaulics Jan 18 at 14:19

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